Op-Eds and Articles

January 10th, 2017 by

Early this week, the NFIB released its monthly small business survey, and as CNBC reported: Main Street is certainly gearing up for what is perceived to be an era of deregulation and more business-friendly policies under a Trump administration. The biggest issues for small companies in this month’s index were taxes, followed by government regulations […]

January 3rd, 2017 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined experts and thought leaders on Small Biz Daily to provide insight on what 2017 has in store for small businesses. From the outlook for the business-for-sale market to small business lending and fueling growth in the New Year, these experts give one-of-a-kind insight on the market and […]

January 2nd, 2017 by

In a pro-con debate on Wallet Hub, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan answers the question: Will Donald Trump Be a Good President? Kerrigan writes: She points out that Trump will be working to advance an agenda that small business owners generally favor – fundamental tax reform, regulatory relief and making health insurance costs […]

December 28th, 2016 by

In an interview with the Big Sky Business Journal (Montana), SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan discusses the problem of “midnight regulations” – that is, the last-hour effort by an outgoing Administration to rush through its agenda via new rules and regulations.  Kerrigan covers some of the rulemakings, what this means for small businesses […]

December 23rd, 2016 by

In a December 22 Op-ed in the West Virginia State Journal, SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating writes about the importance of reforming the tax code with the engines of our economy in mind – that is small businesses and entrepreneurs. As Keating notes in the piece: “As President-elect Trump and congressional leaders begin crafting […]

December 19th, 2016 by

SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan addresses the costly consequences of “midnight regulations” for small businesses in a December 19 Op-ed in the Morning Consult. Kerrigan points out that it’s not new for Administrations to push through last-minute regulations at the end of their terms, but additional last-minute rules in the current era is […]

November 23rd, 2016 by

A McCook Gazette (Nebraska) editorial says a judge’s decision to put a temporary hold on the Department of Labor’s overtime rule was great timing: “The injunction comes at an opportune time, a few days before Small Business Saturday, which encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick-and-mortar businesses that are small and local.” The editorial expresses concerns […]

November 22nd, 2016 by

  An AP article reported on a judge’s decision to grant a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Department of Labor’s overtime regulation, which was set for December 1 implementation. The AP story, which appeared in many newspapers across the country, quoted reaction from SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan: “This overtime rule is totally […]

October 30th, 2016 by

In a October 30, 2016 op-ed in Crain’s Cleveland Business, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and WIPP Chief Advocate Ann Sullivan outlined key policies that the presidential candidates need to focus on to help women-owned startups and businesses grow and succeed. This is especially important for the state of Ohio, as Kerrigan and […]

September 7th, 2016 by

Congress is back on Capitol Hill following the August recess. As a September 7, 2016 AP story by Joyce Rosenberg points out, “small business owners are hoping issues they care about like tax reform or health care will get some attention.” Major reforms are certainly not doable as both the House and Senate will need […]

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